Category: Body

On My Prayer Rug – Part III

A speaker at the Islamic Center of North Fulton gave me the idea of combining physical prayer with the Lord’s Prayer when I visited a few months ago. He said the words of the opening chapter of the Quran was as important to...

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On my prayer rug – Part I

The Hebrew and Christian scriptures describe standing, bowing, kneeling, and prostrating oneself face down in prayer and worship. O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! (Psalm 95: 6) Then...

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An Easy Strength-oriented Daily Program

I am three days into a new program inspired loosely by Dan John’s Easy Strength guidelines… 12 kg kettlebell – 3 sets of 5 halos L/R                            (780 pounds) Bodyweight squats – 3 sets of 10 24 kg kettlebell – 3...

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Consistency is becoming more important

I stopped exercising for 8 days because I was afraid the ciprofloxacin (sip-roe-FLOX-a-sin) I had to take for 7 days would make the tendons in my body rupture. Ciprofloxacin is an antibacterial medicine that can cause tendon...

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Eating Mindfully

I was on a silent retreat at Ignatius House in Sandy Springs, Georgia from 26 September through 4 October. One focus of the retreat was eating… I am pretty sure that my wife and I have never eaten a meal at our dining room table...

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The key to fitness is consistency

I’ve trained long and I’ve trained hard to be strong and fit in various periods of my life. I’ve trained on my own and I’ve trained with a coach. I went through a bodybuilding phase two or three times. I went through a running...

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When in doubt, give fluids.

Sick pets who are taken to a veterinarian often receive fluids. Fluids can work wonders and I think one of the rules of thumb in veterinary medicine is, “When in doubt, give fluids.” Don’t hold me to that as I am only married to...

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Finally, a week without pain!

I wiggled while rolling up onto my elbow in a get-up one Friday three or four weeks ago. My back felt funny, so after completing that get-up, I got onto my hands and knees and practiced Original Strength rocking for a few...

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Learning to go easier

I enjoy training twice per day and feel pretty good doing so four days in a row. By day 5, however, I am drained. I was taking a rest day on Friday and training on Saturday, but it dawned on me recently that I might be better...

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Finding my groove again

My workouts are improving and I am often completing 60 minutes per day. The secret to working 60 minutes is breaking it into two sessions. Today was a good example of how things have been going lately. I finished my first round...

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Still coming back slowly

I stopped training in mid-May for 10 days while sick and my workouts remain below earlier power and performance levels. My left elbow aches. I am getting more winded than I would expect after modest sets of swings. I have had a...

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A love letter for Momma

On a quiet afternoon when everyone else was taking a nap I taught myself to write.  I was five years old and tired of waiting for anyone to teach me.  I took a pad of paper, a pencil, my mother’s grocery list and began to copy....

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We share things like that

I started crying in the grocery store today. I didn’t let it get too far, but teared up in front of the canned fruit. After I went around the corner, I teared up again in front of the spices and then again in front of the...

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On My Prayer Rug – Part III

A speaker at the Islamic Center of North Fulton gave me the idea of combining physical prayer with the Lord’s Prayer when I visited a few months ago. He said the words of the opening chapter of the Quran was as important to...

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On My Prayer Rug – Part II

I learned the Lord’s Prayer when I was a child. We did not recite it during Catholic services, but had to learn it in catechism classes (Catholic Sunday School). The Boy Scout troop that I joined at age 15 recited the Lord’s...

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On my prayer rug – Part I

The Hebrew and Christian scriptures describe standing, bowing, kneeling, and prostrating oneself face down in prayer and worship. O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! (Psalm 95: 6) Then...

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